Hiring Process Collecting Dust? Let’s Fix That!

by NationSearch Information on February 21, 2018

There’s a good chance that your company’s hiring process has been utilized more times than you can count. Or perhaps it’s rare for you to hire a new employee, so you go months without getting any practice. In either case, it’s possible that your hiring process has grown a little stale. 

Don’t worry. It happens to the best of us, and it’s an easy fix. Simply follow these strategic steps, and your hiring process will be refreshed for 2018:

 

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Background Check, hiring process

5 Desirable Qualities to Highlight During an Interview

by NationSearch Information on February 15, 2018

If you’ve ever been through the interview process at a company (and something tells us that you have), you surely recognize the fact that it’s often a tough thing to handle. There are times that it can feel as if your life is on the line. Though that’s not the case, an important job can change your life in ways that you often can’t even imagine.

The trick to landing the job isn’t just to be personable and portray a desire to work at the company but to convey in your short time together that you have the qualities the company is looking for. Which qualities are we talking about? Here are five that will put you over the top if you’re not already there:

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Background Check, hiring process, personal branding, job hunting

Personal Branding a Must-Have for Job Hunting in 2018

by NationSearch Information on February 13, 2018

When you go out in search of a job, it’s important to realize that the hiring manager or interviewer will quickly head to Google (or Bing - let’s be fair to the Microsoft fans) and see what they can discover. This might be as simple as checking out your Facebook profile or maybe even a dating site or two. Regardless, the important takeaway here is that it will happen. Or, at least, it’s very likely.

 

Similar to the use of background checks, there are rules in certain areas regarding the use of such information as it relates to a company’s hiring decisions. That being said, the better you look out there on the “interwebs,” the better off you’ll be. To help you understand what this is all about, here are five facts about personal branding that make it a must while job hunting in 2018:

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Background Check, hiring process, personal branding, job hunting

Hire the Right People with These Simple Tips

by NationSearch Information on February 15, 2018

If you’re hoping to grow your small business or keep your larger business chugging along at the proper pace, then hiring the right employees is an essential part of that equation. Finding people that fit in with your core values and have a a great work ethic can be tricky at times, though. The good news is that we’re here with a few simple tips that will help choose your company’s future workers.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Background Check, hiring process

Let’s Help You Get a Job in 2018

by NationSearch Information on January 31, 2018

Here we are yet again - another year full of promise and potential. Across the country, millions of people are making plans to help themselves achieve their 2018 goals, both personally and professionally. Many of these people will be searching for a new job as a way to grow and advance in this rollercoaster thing we call life. If you’re one of these people, then you’re exactly the type of person who should check out our quick tips that will help you get a job in the coming year:

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Topics: Background Screening Education, Hiring, Job Hunting 2018, Background Check

Eliminate Hiring Bias with a Few Simple Tweaks

by NationSearch Information on January 15, 2018

If you’re like most companies, you strive to create a fair and balanced work environment for your employees. Doing so successfully starts with the hiring process, which is why many businesses put so much time and energy into searching for applicants, providing interviews, and making a final decision. During all this, businesses always try to avoid bias -- or even the appearance of bias -- in the workplace. Not only is this simply the right thing to do, but it is necessary for the health of your business: workplace discrimination violations can have lasting effects for years, not to mention cutting the bottom line.

What hiring managers and other employees sometimes don’t realize is that hiring bias often occurs at an unconscious level. It isn’t something they set out to do. Rather, it’s just something that happens. This can, of course, get you into hot water, not to mention create an environment that is uncomfortable for both seasoned employees and new hires alike.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, hiring bias

A Simple 3-Step Process to Hire Better Employees

by NationSearch Information on March 5, 2018

Businesses make many decisions on any given day, but possibly the most important of these is deciding which employees to hire that will bring success to the company. Whether you’re building your first workforce, replacing a former employee, or expanding your business with an additional position, you can’t hire just any employee - what you want is the very best. The problem many employers face today is that they seem to attract the wrong kind of employee, a person who simply doesn’t fit well with the company’s standards or those of the position they’re applying for.

What can you do about it? You can start by tweaking your hiring tactics a bit so that you’re hiring better people. This may sound obvious, but it’s something even the savviest of businesses sometimes neglect to do. To help you out, we’ve put together a quick, 3-step process for you to follow:

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Topics: Background Screening Education, hiring process

Resume Lies: Learn What to Expect and How to Identify Them

by NationSearch Information on January 10, 2018

Everyone fibs a little on a job resume. We’ve done it. You’ve done it. The sweet  ol ’ lady down the street who hands out apples on Halloween has done it. E-v- e-r -y- o-n -e does it.

That being said, fibs are one thing -- flat-out lies are something else entirely. Using flowery descriptions of your previous jobs - where “fetched lunch orders” becomes “coordinated meal recommendations” - might get you an eye roll or two, but it gets serious when you fabricate things like job experience and certain skills needed for a given job.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, hiring process, hiring mistakes, resume, lying

5 Mistakes You Need to Stop Making When Hiring Employees

by NationSearch Information on January 2, 2018

Regardless of the position you’re attempting to fill, the hiring process is a lengthy one. There are several steps to take, each of which is just as important as the last. Although you always hope that this process will go smoothly, it can become more problematic than normal if you end up making mistakes along the way.


What are these mistakes, you ask? We’ve compiled five of them right here:

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Topics: Background Screening Education, hiring process, hiring mistakes

Find Out If Your Seasonal Employees Have Been Naughty or Nice

by NationSearch Information on January 19, 2018

’Tis the season for good cheer, family get-togethers, exchanging gifts, and... background checks?

Whether your business works in retail, online, or a little bit of both, there’s a good chance that you may be hiring seasonal employees to help you manage the additional workload brought on by the holidays. You may even have a tendency to hire the same workers each year. That way, you can skip several steps during the hiring process since you’re already aware of the employee’s work ethic, personality, and other such elements that make them an asset to your company as sales and customer interactions increase through the end of the year.

This “easy hire” process is great, but businesses tend to skip the background check portion of the hiring steps involved with bringing these seasonal employees onboard again. No big deal, right? Well... it could be. Let’s explore a few reasons why it’s a good idea to run a new background check on these employees.

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Topics: Background Screening Education, hiring process, seasonal employees